Judge Rose Evans-Gordon keynote speaker at banquetPublished 9:44pm Thursday, February 20, 2014
Judge Rose Evans-Gordon will speak at the annual banquet of Troy United Women Saturday night.
Shelia Deveridge, one of the founding members of Troy United Women, said Evans-Gordon would be an excellent addition to this year’s program.
“I dont know her personally. I’ve just heard her speak,” she said. “But she is an excellent and dynamic speaker and we are just very, very excited.”
Evans-Gordon is a municipal judge for the City of Dothan, her hometown. She is a graduate of Fisk University and Tulane Law School. Before her current appointment, Evans-Gordon served as an assistant attorney general for the State of Alabama for 13 years.
This will be the 26th annual banquet of the Troy United Women. Deveridge said exceptional speakers are one of the hallmarks of the event.
The event is one people look forward to attending every February, added Deveridge. It honors black history and community service.
Each year, the organization honors nine people in Pike County who have gone above and beyond in service to the community. The tradition makes the event a special one and strengthens the county’s relationship with the organization.
“It is a time for our community to come together,” Deveridge said. “Our local politicians, our churches … it’s like a big family gathering. We have good gospel singing, good entertainment and good speakers.”
The banquet will be at the Trojan Center and starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25. For ticket information, contact Deveridge at 566-2204; Catherine Jordan at 566-6623; or Debra Frazier at 566-4347.